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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

About Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University is a public, state school in the suburb of Newport News, Virginia. Christopher Newport University was founded in 1960. The college enrolls around 4,584 students per year, including 4,472 undergraduates.

Christopher Newport University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Christopher Newport University. Around 89% of applicants get into Christopher Newport University each year. In 2022, 6,699 students applied to Christopher Newport University and 5,931 were admitted.

Christopher Newport University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 94%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 36%

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Christopher Newport University is locatedin the town of Newport News, Virginia, in Virginia Beach.

If you want to see Christopher Newport University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to Newport News, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newport News/Williamsburg International.

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College Info

1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News, VA 23606-3072

Campus Setting: Suburban

Christopher Newport University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Christopher Newport University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Christopher Newport University is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Christopher Newport University is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Christopher Newport University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1320


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

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Wondering what life at Christopher Newport University is like? There are approximately 4,584 students enrolled at Christopher Newport University, including 4,472 undergraduate students and 112 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from VA and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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